Rules and Regulations
SuperBike South Africa Short Circuit Series
REGULATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE 2020 SUPERBIKE MAGAZINE NORTHERN REGIONS
SHORT CIRCUIT MOTORCYCLE INTERPROVINCIAL AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (162070)
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with the General Competition Rules (GCR’s) and Standing Supplementary Regulations (SSR’s) of Motorsport South Africa (MSA).
These regulations must be read and understood by all competitors.
PROMOTER AND ORGANISER – C PIENAAR BIKING ACADEMY CC
SA Biking Academy
REGISTRATION NUMBER: 2001/003536/23
35 Kelly Road, Boskruin, 2194
Postnet Suite 218, Private Bag X8, Northriding, 2162
Please consult our website for any updates or changes made throughout the year
⦁ GENERAL – ALL CLASSES
Aim of the Championship
To declare a Club Champion in each of the following classes:
To declare a National Challenge Champion in each of the following classes:
⦁ 1.1 Validity of These Regulations
⦁ These regulations will apply for the calendar year of 2020. The 2020 Motorsport Calendar is available on the MSA website.
⦁ 1.2 Controllers of the Championship
⦁ The controller of the championship shall be the MSA Northern Regions Motorsport Committee. MSA may delegate the normal administration of the series to an approved body, at its sole discretion.
⦁ 1.3 Eligibility of Competitors
⦁ 1.3.1 Riders shall be eligible to compete in the relevant class as per the required minimum age specified under each Class – Eligibility of Riders.
⦁ 1.3.2 The championships are open to all riders who hold current valid MSA competition licenses for Motorcycle Circuit Racing appropriate to the status of the class being entered.
⦁ 1.4 Eligibility of Motorcycles
⦁ The championship is open to all motorcycles complying with the regulations and specifications as listed below.
⦁ 1.4.1 Minimoto Novice Rider – a new entrant to minimoto racing, having no previous racing experience. This is to introduce brand new riders to the sport and basically any powered motorcycle (petrol or electric) will be allowed. The organiser has the right to move the rider up to the stock class if he/she is deemed to be too fast. This is for absolute beginners. NO CHAMPOINSHIP POINTS WILL BE ALLOCATED IN THIS CLASS. The reason for this is to encourage riders, once up to speed, to move up to stock class.
⦁ Minimoto – a petrol powered miniature motorcycle, also known as a pocket bike that is approximately one-fourth the size of a regular motorcycle, and is powered by an engine not exceeding 50cc (2 stroke) or 100c (4 stroke). The motorcycle must have no suspension (front or rear) and must be fitted with a centrifugal clutch (no gears) and must have a wheel rim size diameter not exceeding 6.5 inches. See more detailed specifications and criteria under Clause 12 – Classes.
⦁ JNR Supermoto – means Junior Supermoto. There will be 3 classes; 50, 65 85 (2 Stroke) and 150cc (4 Stroke). Standard, only difference being that rims and tyres can be changed. JNR Supermoto 50 class will have one make tyre, Michelin, to be specified before the first event.
⦁ NSF100 – a Honda NSF100, a motorcycle supplied by the SAMRA on a rental basis.
⦁ CBR 150 – All bikes are CBR150 bikes and the rules will be strictly applied as per our specifications. (Refer point # 20.)
⦁ CBR250 – a Honda CBR250, a motorcycle supplied by the SAMRA on a rental basis.
⦁ Supermoto – an off-road motorcycle, fitted with racing slicks. Also known as a Motard. See more detailed specifications and criteria under Clause 12 – Classes. FIVE classes SM1, SM1X, SM2, SM Masters (for 40 and over), SM Grand Masters (for 50 and over).
⦁ Clubmans – All motorcycle with maximum of two cylinders, one carburettor or fuel injection system, maximum 450cc motorcycles allowed. All tyres are allowed including slicks. See point 23 for full details.
⦁ SS Junior – as per MSA classification for this class. We do run a Masters class in this class which is for riders over the age of 40.
⦁ MSA LICENCES
⦁ All competitors wishing to participate in the SuperBike Magazine Short Circuit Series must hold a minimum of a social licence as well as any insurance required, as issued by the MSA.
⦁ All competitors wishing to participate in the National Championship must hold a minimum of a regional circuit motorcycle licence as well as any insurance required, as issued by the MSA.
All events will generally be held on Saturdays at various circuits in and around the Gauteng region. The Promoter reserves the right to organise events on any other day of the week. A limited number of Away Events may also be included at the discretion of the promoters and will count towards the championship points. For a series to be concluded and a champion declared, at least 50% (rounded up) plus one of the events originally inscribed must have taken place and been scored. Refer to GCR 234 (ii). The Promoter reserves the right to combine any classes it deems fit, for any event. A competitors briefing will be held after the qualifying sessions of an event. All competitors are required to attend competitors briefing. Failure to attend the competitors briefing may result in a fine of R500 imposed by the Clerk of the Course. A competitors’ Roll Call (complete or random) will be held at all competitor briefings.
3.1 Event Cancellation
The Promoter reserves the right to cancel an event due to the following: Number of paying entries received by closing date being less than fifty (50) competitors (1st entry). Adverse conditions (heavy rain, water logged track, etc.). In the event of the number of entries being insufficient, competitors may choose to have their entrance fee refunded or credited to the next event. If no request is made, entrance fee will automatically be credited to the next event. If a refund is requested this must be done in writing within seven (7) days of the event, via email, which must be sent to email@example.com
- SAFETY CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
1 Minimoto Novice Competitors taking part in Minimoto Novice will be allowed to wear suitable external body protection which must be worn over at least a long sleeve top and a jacket, and jeans. Helmet and gloves are compulsory. Shoes, no open shoes allowed. No holes in shoes. Minimoto competitors may wear a trainer shoe (tekkie). The shoes must have laces or fastening straps.
4.2 All other classes must wear a suitable racing boot. All competitors must wear gloves. No holes in gloves. All competitors must wear a closed-face helmet with a visor. A competitor may wear a motocross helmet, however goggles are compulsory. At the discretion of the Clerk of the Course, a competitor from any class may be excluded from all heats should a competitor not be adequately protected.
⦁ RACE NUMBERS
No motorcycle will be permitted to participate in an event without displaying a race number. Numbers 1-10 are reserved for competitors who placed in the top 10 in the previous season in their respective class (to be used only in the class in which they achieved this result). These numbers may only be allocated by MSA. Race Number Size, Font and Mounting. The digits of race numbers should be black on a white rectangular background. Variation of colour and font are permitted, but must display sufficient contrast to the background on which they are mounted.
Numbers must at least be mounted in the centre of the middle section of the fairing below the front screen. For Minimotos, numbers must be mounted on either side of the fairing or on either side of the rear bodywork. The choice of font is unrestricted but in their form and design the numbers must ensure easy legibility from an appropriate distance, i.e. circuit officials including the timekeeper. The Promotor reserves the right to specify the font to be used, the size of the font, the colour of the number as well as the colour of the background. All other numbers shall be issued on a ‘first come first served’ basis with consideration of riders number use history, following receipt of a written application to MSA and followed by a written confirmation of the number allocated by MSA. All numbers not taken up 7 (seven) days prior to the start of the first round of the championship will be released for use by MSA.
The Promotor is authorised to reserve and make use of areas on all competing motorcycles for the purpose of the display of championship sponsor advertising material. The display of such sponsor material is a condition of entry to the championship and is a scrutineering requirement. Each class shall agree on areas to be reserved on the motorcycle for official sponsorship. Non-defined areas are available for use by personal sponsors. No team or competitor may display any form of advertising that may be in conflict with the promoter’s or its official sponsors’, without the approval of the promoter. The promoter reserves the right to request any advertising that it deems to be in conflict or in bad taste or against the rules to be removed refer to GCR 246.
We will be utilising MSA approved scrutineering stickers. All motorcycles will be scrutineered by a designated scrutineer before qualifying. Scrutineering includes checking of motorcycles for compulsory safety equipment (catch bottles, bobbins, etc.), general preparedness as per the class rules as well as competitor’s equipment. All motorcycles will be issued with a sticker indicating the motorcycle has passed the required inspection which must be displayed clearly on the motorcycle for the duration of the event. Designated scrutineers will attach the sticker if the bike complies to the scrutineering regulations. Scrutineering will be done in the competitor’s pit area unless otherwise stated by the Promoter. No motorcycle may enter the track without the inspection sticker.
As per GCR 252.
The decision to have a dyno present at an event is the sole discretion of the Promoter. If a dyno is present, any competitor can be requested at any time to present their motorcycle for testing. If a test is requested, a bike shall remain switched off in the demarcated area until testing commences. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the results for the heat immediately preceding the test. The Promoter in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course will delegate a qualified TC to carry out the operation of both the motorcycle and the Dyno during the Dyno check procedure. Should the bike be found to be in breach of the regulations, penalties will be applied as per GCR 157. For calculation / tolerance purposes, one (1) decimal point will be used with no rounding. Should the dyno not be present at an event, the Promoter in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course can request a motorcycle to be seized after the event for testing / inspection at a venue chosen by the Promoter in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course at a pre-determined time and date. The competitor or appointed representative must be present at the testing / inspection of the motorcycle.
⦁ QUALIFYING AND HEATS
⦁ Where not specified, qualifying, heats, re-starts of heats, cancellation of heats or the event, etc. will be run as per MSA’s GCRs.
⦁ The 110% qualifying rule will not be applicable in any classes and will be at the sole
discretion of the COC. All classes will have a ten (10) minute qualifying session. There will be a minimum of three (3) race heats per class per event. All heats will consist of eight (8) laps at least. Minimoto classes may have reduced laps. The Promoter reserves the right to reduce the number of laps per heat or even the number of heats per event should time become an issue or due to weather conditions. It is the competitor’s responsibility to make sure they have the transponder correctly mounted onto the bike, or agreed mounting area.
⦁ Heat 1 shall be determined by means of lap times achieved during qualifying, with the competitor with the fastest lap time being allocated the 1st position on the grid.
ii) Heat 2 shall be determined by published finishing positions in Heat 1. Similarly, grid positions for Heat 3 shall be determined by published finishing positions for Heat 2.
iii) The Promoter reserves the right, in consultation with the competitors, to vary the process for grid position allocation, including but not limited to, reversing the grid for certain heats. Missed Qualify Sessions will result in competitor starting at the back of the grid. Any competitor requiring outside assistance, e.g. bike being held as a result of the competitor not being able to touch the ground, will be required to start at the back of the grid, one meter (1m) behind the last row of un-assisted competitors. Lap times will be posted on the notice board after all qualifying sessions are complete. The start signal will either be given by means of the MSA flag or starting light mounted above the start line. The end of the race signal will be signalled with a chequered flag.
Results will be posted on the Notice Board after each heat and will become final, thirty (30) minutes after posting. The results are not to be removed and disciplinary action will be taken against any competitor removing the results without authority. The time keeper’s office is out of bounds to all who are not signed in officials of the day.
The imposition of any penalties due to the contravention of rules and regulations remains the duty of the Clerk of the Course. The Clerk of the Course reserves the right to exclude a competitor from the event should the need arise. Refer Scale of penalties – GCR 177. The right to protest lies solely with any competitor who feels aggrieved by any decision, act or omission by an organiser, official or competitor. Refer GCR Part IX. All protests are to be made in writing and in accordance with Part IX of the MSA General Competition Rules & Appendices Hand Book.
All classes must contain at least five (5) competitors at the start of an event to qualify to score points or at the discretion of the Promoter and in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course. If a class has less than five (5) competitors at the start of an event, the Promoter reserves the right to:
⦁ Cancel all heats for the event.
ii) Allow the class to compete in the event, but not award points, trophies, prizes, etc. Points will be scored separately for all scoring classes in all heats. A competitor must complete the given heat on the same motorcycle on which they started the heat to be eligible to receive points.
For a non-finishing competitor to receive points, a competitor is required to have started the race and have completed two-thirds of the race distance.
All points from all races are considered in the final scoring for the year. If two competitors end the championship on the same points total, their positions will be decided according to the provisions of GCR 229
⦁ Points awarded will be as follows:
Position Points Position Points Position Points
1 25 6 10 11 5
2 20 7 9 12 4
3 16 8 8 13 3
4 13 9 7 14 2
5 11 10 6 15 1
⦁ In addition to the class specific rules laid out below, the following general rules shall apply to all
⦁ classes unless otherwise stipulated:
⦁ i) The use of glycol – based coolant additives is forbidden. Refer GCR, SSR 2 B
⦁ ii) Fuel choice restricted to pump fuel only.
⦁ iii) If the bodywork of any motorcycle has been removed, any edges or parts sticking out which may be deemed dangerous by the scrutineer, must be made safe by whatever means necessary. This task is the responsibility of the competitor and the scrutineer or their delegate will be the judge regarding whether the fix is satisfactory.
⦁ iv) Only naturally aspirated engines (or electric in novice class only) allowed. No Turbochargers or superchargers.
⦁ All motorcycles to have catch-bottles for overflow of fluids.
⦁ All cables, wiring and moving parts must be secured in such a way as not to hinder the competitor whilst riding, or in the event of a crash.
⦁ The use of tyre warmers is permitted
⦁ The pits are noise-free zones, a noise zone to be allocated for all generators at each event, please bring long leads for generators.
⦁ Motorcycles must be equipped with a functioning ignition kill switch or button mounted on a side of
⦁ the handlebar (within reach of the hand while on the hand grips) that is capable of stopping a running
⦁ Self-closing throttles are required on all motorcycles.
⦁ Rain tyres – ANY rain tyre will be allowed, in any class of racing.
⦁ The Promoter reserves the right to split Minimoto classes into Junior and Senior if competitor
⦁ numbers permit.
⦁ Minimoto Novice Class – Open to all beginner competitors from the year of their 4th birthday.
⦁ Minimoto Stock Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 4th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 8th birthday occurs.
⦁ Minimoto Production Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 6th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 9th birthday occurs.
⦁ Minimoto Super Production Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 9th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 15th birthday occurs.
⦁ Open Class – All ages on any Pocket Bike.
⦁ JNR Supermoto Class – 50 cc: Open to all competitors from the year of their 6th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 9th birthday occurs.
65 cc: Open to all competitors from the year of their 7th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 12th birthday occurs.
85 cc (2 Stroke) and 150cc (4 Stroke): Open to all competitors from the year of their 10th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 15th birthday occurs.
⦁ Honda NSF 100 Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 7th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 14th birthday occurs.
⦁ 150 Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 12th birthday. Alternatively, competitors that have been competing in the SAMRA NSF 100 Junior Trophy for 2 consecutive years will be eligible to compete from the year of their 11th birthday
⦁ 250 Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 14th birthday.
⦁ Clubman’s Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 10th birthday
⦁ Supermoto Class – Open to all competitors from the year of their 13th birthday.
⦁ SM2 Jnr – From the year of their 13th birthday to the year of their 16th birthday.
SM2 Jnr – Includes all riders on 250cc Super Motards irrespective of age (minimum age restriction still applicable as per SSR1)
SM1- From the year of their 17th birthday
SM1X – From the year of their 17th birthday
SM Masters- See 1.4.7
⦁ SS Jnr – open to riders from 01 January of the year in which they turn 14 years old, until the end of the year in which they turn 21 years old for male competitors. There is not an upper age restriction for female competitors. We will be running a Masters class
⦁ MINIMOTO NOVICE CLASS
The Novice Class exists purely to introduce a child to riding within a track environment. Any little motorcycle is allowed, e.g. PW50, Pocket Bike. As soon as a competitor becomes familiar with their bike and competing against other riders, the rider should consider moving up to the Standard Class. In order to ensure that a competitor does not abuse the Novice Class, certain rules have been established. A rider will be requested to move up to Stock Class under the following conditions: Should their average lap time per race over 2 consecutive events be the same or faster than the average lap time of the Stock Class. The decision to move a competitor rests entirely on the Promoter. Open to any make of air-cooled minimoto, provided the minimoto falls within the rules outlined in this document and passes scrutineering. Any make of tyre can be used, but must not have excess wear. The final decision on excess wear rests with the Clerk of the Course and the Promoter. Limited to 3.5 HP air-cooled engines, measured on the rear wheel on the official Promoter dyno.
Engine capacity to not exceed 50CC for 2 strokes and 100CC for 4 strokes. Only naturally aspirated engines allowed (and electric). No turbochargers or superchargers. Carburettor inlet side diameter not to exceed 15mm. Bike must have a centrifugal clutch – no gears. Wheel rim size must not exceed 6.5 inches in diameter. Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever. The bike must have no suspension whatsoever. Novice Class minimotos will not compete in adverse weather conditions. The final decision on bike eligibility rests with the TC and the Promoter.
⦁ MINIMOTO STOCK CLASS
Open to all competitors from the year of their 4th birthday are eligible to ride. Open to any make of air-cooled minimoto, provided the minimoto falls within the rules outlined in this document and passes scrutineering. Any make of tyre can be used, but must not have excess wear. The final decision on excess wear rests with the Clerk of the Course and the Promoter. Limited to 2.6 HP air-cooled engines, measured on the rear wheel on the official Promoter dyno. Engine capacity to not exceed 50CC and must be 2 stroke. Only naturally aspirated engines allowed. No turbochargers or superchargers. Carburettor inlet side diameter not to exceed 15mm. Bike must have a centrifugal clutch – no gears. Wheel rim size must not exceed 6.5 inches in diameter. Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever. The bike must have no suspension whatsoever. Stock Class minimotos will not compete in adverse weather conditions. The final decision on bike eligibility rests with the TC and the Promoter.
⦁ MINIMOTO PRODUCTION CLASS
Open to all competitors from the year of their 6th birthday. Open to any make of minimoto, provided the minimoto falls within the rules outlined in this document and passes scrutineering. Limited to 6 HP air-cooled engines measured on the rear wheel on the official Promoter dyno. Engine capacity to not exceed 50CC for 2 stroke. Only naturally aspirated engines allowed. No turbochargers or superchargers. Carburettor inlet side diameter not to exceed 19mm. Bike must have a centrifugal clutch – no gears. Wheel rim size must not exceed 6.5 inches in diameter. Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever. The bike must have no suspension whatsoever.
⦁ MINIMOTO SUPER PRODUCTION CLASS
Open to all competitors from the year of their 9th birthday. Open to any make of minimoto, provided the minimoto falls within the rules outlined in this document and passes scrutineering. Limited to 9.0 HP measured on the rear wheel on the official Promoter dyno. Engine capacity to not exceed 50CC for 2 stroke. Only naturally aspirated engines allowed. No turbochargers or superchargers. Carburettor inlet side diameter not to exceed 19mm. Bike must have a centrifugal clutch – no gears. Wheel rim size must not exceed 6.5 inches in diameter. Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever. The bike must have no suspension whatsoever.
⦁ MINIMOTO OPEN CLASS
Open to all competitors from the year in which their 9th birthday occurs but at this age they have to proof two years of racing experience or the age is in the year that their 11th birthday occurs. Engine capacity not to exceed 50cc and must be a 2 stroke. There is no maximum HP limit but the carburetor inlet side diameter not to exceed 21mm.
⦁ JNR SUPERMOTO CLASS
50 cc: Open to all competitors from the year of their 6th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 9th birthday occurs.
65 cc: Open to all competitors from the year of their 7th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 12th birthday occurs.
85 cc 2 Stroke and 150cc 4 Stroke: Open to all competitors from the year of their 10th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 15th birthday occurs.
Open to any make of off-road single cylinder motorcycle, manufactured by an official importer who is recognised by MSA and provided the motorcycle falls within the rules outlined in this document and passes scrutineering. Engine capacity as per motocross rules for the three classes; 50cc, 65cc and 85cc. The Promoter reserves the right to impose a horsepower limit. At the first race meeting all bikes will be measured and notes made of each bikes HP. If a limit is imposed, horsepower will be determined by measurement on the rear wheel on the official Promoter dyno. Only standard engine cases and engine head as supplied by factory may be used. Original frames, sub-frames and swing arms are required as supplied by manufacturer and must remain standard. Suspension springs may be altered. All bikes must have catch tanks of at least 200ml; alternatively, a closed breather system must be installed. The catch tanks must collect all breather and overflow pipes. Catch tanks are to be emptied before each start of race. Fork, swing arm and foot peg sliders are compulsory. Only non-titanium sliders allowed. All oil caps and bolts should be lock wired. Only ball-ended clutch and handlebar brake levers allowed. Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever. Adequate mudguards (as determined by the Promoter). The end of the exhaust pipe must not project beyond any part of the machine or its bodywork. The exhaust gasses must be discharged so as not to raise dust or inconvenience other competitors. Only steel, rounded edge, folding footrests allowed. A safety device (pin or lock nut) must be installed on the brake pad fixture. The safety wire used on the bolts of the brake callipers must be visible. Additional tread groves, cuts, etc. are allowed on the front and/or back tyres. Brakes – Carbon fibre or carbon composite brake discs and/or carriers are not permitted. Aluminium or titanium rear brake discs are prohibited. Only forks and rear shock as supplied by manufacturer may be used (internals may be modified). In the 85cc class 17 inch rims must be used and no special lightweight rims are allowed. There is no limit to the front disc size, safety of the utmost importance. Brakes must work effectively for the duration of the race. TYRE WARMERS ARE ALLOWED.
⦁ HONDA NSF100 CLASS
This class is overseen by the SAMRA in conjunction with the Promoter. Only Honda NSF100 motorcycles supplied by the SAMRA are authorized to participate. The SAMRA has the right to apply technical modifications to the bike whenever deemed necessary. Open to competitors from the year of their 7th birthday. Competitors are no longer eligible for the class from 31st December of the year the competitor turns 14. Numbers will be drawn for bikes before each event for the following event. The Promoter reserves the right to change this procedure at any time. Parents or any outside party not designated by the Promoter may not tamper with or make any adjustments to the motorcycles. A change of the motorcycle during an event is not permitted. Only if the motorcycle is beyond track side repair, will a replacement be allocated. Any crash damage will be charged to the parent involved and will be invoiced and payable within seven days of receiving an invoice. A competitor will not be allowed to compete in any other events until such time as the invoice has been paid in full. No tyre warmers allowed.
⦁ 150 CLASS
This class is open to riders in the year in which they turn 12 or 11 if racing experience can be proven.
Open to any make of single cylinder motorcycle with an engine capacity of no less than 149.4cc and no greater than 155cc, manufactured by an official importer who is recognised by MSA and provided the motorcycle falls within the rules outlined in this document and passes scrutineering.
Tyres – No restriction on tyres. The introduction of a tyre sponsor will make it compulsory for all competitors to make use of the sponsor’s tyres.
Carburation – Only the standard carburettor as indicated in owner’s manual may be used. Main and idling jets may be changed to suit altitude. Only standard needle may be used, you may use spacers to adjust needle positioning. No metal can be added or removed.
Barrel and Piston Standard bore – 63.5mm, stroke 47.2mm, displacement 149cm³, Bore / Stroke ratio B/S 1.345. Modification allowed – 1mm O/S piston kit. Bore 64.5(±0.2) mm, stroke 47.2mm, displacement 155.2cm³, B/S ratio 1.37 and limited to 18hp (on the specified dyno at Bike Worx). No other modifications will be allowed to bore and stroke. OEM PISTON ONLY.
Cylinder Head – The cylinder head gasket must be an official part, produced for the motorcycle, and cannot be modified in any way. The valves, valve seats, guides, springs, tappets, oil seals, shims, cotter valve, spring base and retainers must be as originally produced by the manufacturer. Polishing of these parts and any material treatment is not allowed. Additional valve spring shims are not allowed. No removal of any metal from the cylinder head is permitted. We may implement an engine sealing method.
Camshaft – No slotting of or any modification of the camshaft is allowed. No material may be added or removed from the camshaft. Camshaft sprocket may not be slotted to allow degreeing of the camshaft.
Crankcase and all Other Engine Cases – A second protection cover made of metallic or composite material (type carbon or Kevlar) aluminium or steel plates can be installed to protect the casings in event of a crash.
Transmission/ Gearbox – The front and rear sprockets may be changed. The gear shift mechanism may be replaced to allow changes in shift pattern. No “quick shifters” are permitted.
Clutch Plates – Clutch plates and clutch friction discs can be changed. Radiator, Cooling System If meshes are installed, they must be properly secured.
Air Box – The air box must remain as originally produced, you may remove the air box top cover. The air filter element may be removed or replaced.
Exhaust System – Exhaust systems are free of restriction. The exhaust must conform to the MSA noise limits.
Additional Equipment – The use of lap timers is permitted. No other additional electronic hardware equipment may be used.
Wiring Harness – Cutting of the wiring harness is not allowed.
Frame Body and Rear Sub- Frame Modification of the rear sub-frame is allowed to fit aftermarket body kit. Non welded additional seat brackets may be added. Non-stressed protruding brackets may be removed only if they are not a safety issue on the machine for its rider or others.
Front Forks – Forks structure (spindle, stanchions, bridges, stem, etc.) must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer. The standard original internal parts of the forks may be modified but not changed. Any quantity of oil can be used in the front forks. Changing the protrusion (height and position of the front fork in relation to the fork crowns) is allowed. The upper and lower fork clamps (triple clamp, fork bridges and stem) must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer. No aftermarket steering damping devices are allowed.
Swing Arm Rear wheel stand positioning brackets may be added to the swing arm. Brackets must have rounded edges (with a large radius viewed from all sides). Fastening screws must be recessed.
Rear Suspension Unit – The rear spring unit may be changed for safety reasons. The original attachments to the frame and rear fork (swinging arm) must be used and the rear suspension linkage must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer. FOR ALL RIDERS UNDER THE WEIGHT OF 80KG THE STOCK STANDARD BACK SUSPENSION MUST BE USED.
Wheels – Wheel balance weights may be discarded, changed or added to. No light weight aftermarket rims allowed. Widening of only the rear rim is allowed to a maximum of 3.50 inches, front rim must stay standard.
Brakes – Standard front hydraulic brake lines may be replaced with braided brake lines. Standard front and rear brake pads may be replaced with any aftermarket brake pads. Standard hand levers may be replaced with any aftermarket hand levers. Brake lever protector must be fitted and no flip-up levers are allowed.
Foot Rests/Foot Controls – Any aftermarket foot control units (rear sets) are permitted. Foot controls units must be mounted to the frame at the original mounting points. Footrests must have an end (plug) which is permanently fixed, made of plastic, Teflon or aluminium (minimum radius 8mm). The plug surface must be designed to reach the widest possible area in order to decrease the risk of injuries to the rider in the case of an accident.
Handlebars and Hand Controls – Aftermarket handle bars are permitted. Handlebars and hand controls may be relocated. Eliminating of the switches is allowed. Relocation of the switches is allowed. Quick-shift throttles are not allowed.
Fuel Tank – Fuel tank filler cap may be changed to an aftermarket type. Fuel tanks are to remain as originally fitted by the manufacturer.
Seat – The original seat height and padding may be changed.
Fairing/Body Work – Any aftermarket fairing may be used as long as it is freely available to all competitors. The windscreen is unrestricted. The instrument and fairing brackets as supplied on the original motorcycle may be removed.
Items which may be removed – Chain guard, rear mudguard. Front sprocket guard. Bolt on accessories on rear sub-frame. Side stand. Radiator cooling fan and wiring.
Items that must be removed – Headlamps, rear lamp and turn signal indicators. Openings must be properly sealed with suitable materials. Rear-view mirrors. Horn. Toolkit. Helmet hooks and luggage carrier hooks. License plate bracket. Passenger foot rests. Passenger grab rails. Safety bars, centre and side stands must be removed.
ONLY THE PART NUMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING PARTS MAY BE USED:
Head Gasket – 12251-kpp-900
Head Gasket – 1.00-12252-kpp-900
Base Gasket – 12191-kpp-900
Cylinder – 12100-kpp-900
Cylinder Head – 12200-kpp-930
Camshaft (Intake) – 14110-kpp-900
Camshaft (Exhaust) – 14210-kpp-900
Valves (Intake) – 14711-kpp-900
Valves (Exhaust) – 14721-kpp-900
Pistons STD – 13101-kpp-900
Pistons 0.25 – 13102-kpp-900
Pistons 0.50 – 13103-kpp-900
Pistons 0.75 – 13104-kpp-900
Pistons 1.00 – 13105-kpp-900
Rings STD – 13011-kpp-900
Rings 0.25 – 13021-kpp-900
Rings 0.50 – 13031-kpp-900
Rings 0.75 – 13041-kpp-900
Rings 1.00 – 13051-kpp-900
Crankshaft assembly – 13000-kpp-900
Flywheel – 31110-kpp-901
Stator – 31120-kpp-900
C.D.I. Unit – 30410-kpp-90
Any other eligible 150’s will be bound by the same rules as above insofar as only genuine engine parts may be used unless otherwise stated.
General Safety Instruction – All drain plugs must be wired. External oil filter(s) screws and bolts that enter an oil cavity must be safety wired. Where breather or overflow pipes are fitted they must discharge via existing outlets into suitable a container. All brake calliper mounting bolts to be safety wired. Oil filler cap to be safety wired. No oil based anti-freeze allowed.
All bikes need to be dyno and sealed by Bike Worx @ R500.
⦁ HONDA CBR 250 LADIES CLASS
This class is overseen by SAMRA. Open to all competitors from the year of their 14th birthday. Only HONDA CBR 250 motorcycles supplied by the SAMRA and HONDA SA are authorized to participate. Any other motorcycle that wants to race in this class need to apply to the Promotor.
Allocation of bikes will be done by SAMRA. The Promoter reserves the right to change this selection process or assign specific bikes to specific competitors.
The SAMRA has the right to apply technical modifications to the bike whenever deemed necessary.
A change of the motorcycle during an event is not permitted. Only if the motorcycle is beyond track side repair will a replacement be allocated.
⦁ CLUBMANS CLASS
Anyone from the age of 10 may compete in this class.
Open to any motorcycle not exceeding 450cc (including SCOOTERS) that meets the following criteria
At the organisers discretion, this is to facilitate any person that has a motorcycle that does not fit into any of the above classes and who would like to participate in motorcycle racing at the discretion of the Promotor and COC. There could be a few classes within Clubmans to accommodate all other bikes.
If enough interest is shown, there could be 2 classes, one for below 200cc and one for above 200cc.
Maximum of two cylinders allowed.
Maximum of one carburettor allowed or fuel injection system.
All tyres, including slick tyres allowed.
Fork, swing arm and foot peg sliders are compulsory.
Only non-titanium sliders allowed.
All oil caps and bolts should be lock wired.
Only ball-ended clutch and handlebar brake levers allowed.
Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever.
Adequate mudguards (as determined by the Promoter).
The end of the exhaust pipe must not project beyond any part of the machine or its bodywork. The exhaust gasses must be discharged so as not to raise dust or inconvenience other competitors.
The safety wire used on the bolts of the brake callipers must be visible.
⦁ SUPERMOTO ALL CLASSES
For 2020 the price cap for a new bike riding in the SuperBike Magazine Short Circuit Series Motard Class will be the 2020 Husqvarna 450 Motard as purchased from an official dealer. The only modifications allowed on this bike will be front forks changed from air to oil, a slip-on exhaust (not full system) and a quick-shifter. We will require each and every competitor to have their bike dyno checked and sealed at Bike Worx (Noddy) before our series starts. There will be a cost of R500 per motorcycle to be paid to Bike Worx by each competitor. Bike Worx will keep a record and seal the motor. At a race meeting, if fettling of a bike is suspected, the rider of said bike will still get his/her points for the day but the bike(s) will be seized by the promoter of the series and run on Bike Worx’s dyno again the following week to see if any changes have taken place. If dyno readings do not compare to original readings and rev ranges the bike will then be stripped and, if any foul play is discovered, the rider will be stripped of his/her point for the entire meeting and that rider will not be welcome to ride within our series for the remainder of the year.
⦁ SUPERMOTO CLASS (SM2 and Masters and Grand Masters)
Open to all competitors from the year of their 13th birthday.
Wheel sizes allowed – front 16.5/17/21 inch, rear 17/18-inch Rear Wheel and max width 5.5. (Carbon fibre wheels complying with the 2008 FIM specifications will be permitted)
Tyres are open in these classes
Original frames, sub-frames and swing arms are required as supplied by manufacturer and must remain standard
Suspension springs may be altered
All bikes must have catch tanks of at least 200ml; alternatively, a closed breather system must be installed. The catch tanks must collect all breather and overflow pipes
Catch tanks are to be emptied before each start of race
Fork, swing arm and foot peg sliders are compulsory
Only non-titanium sliders allowed
All oil caps and bolts should be lock wired
Engine size for SM2 only 250cc to 450cc is allowed
Only ball-ended clutch and handlebar brake levers allowed
Must have front and rear brakes, which must operate independently, each with its own brake lever
Adequate mudguards (as determined by the Promoter)
The end of the exhaust pipe must not project beyond any part of the machine or its bodywork. The exhaust gasses must be discharged so as not to raise dust or inconvenience other competitors
Only Steel, rounded edge, folding footrests allowed
A safety device (pin or lock nut) must be installed on the brake pad fixture
The safety wire used on the bolts of the brake callipers must be visible
Additional tread groves, cuts, etc. are allowed on the front and/or back tyres
Brakes – Carbon fibre or carbon composite brake discs and/or carriers are not permitted
Aluminium or titanium rear brake discs are prohibited
Only forks and rear shock as supplied by manufacturer may be used (internals may be modified)
⦁ Only standard engine cases and engine head as supplied by factory may be used
- GROUPING OF COMPETITORS
1 The Promoter together with the Clerk of the Course reserves the right to split the Supermoto class into five or more groups for the following reasons:
i) Too many competitors
ii) Too big a lap time gap amongst all competitors (this for the safety of competitors)
25.2 Groups splitting will to be determined on the day of the event by a time split, this time split to be determined by the Promoter committee in the following manner:
i) 1st event of the season:
i.i) For practice and qualifying.
ii) Existing competitor – same group as previous season.
- NEW COMPETITOR – SM2
a) 2nd event onwards:
⦁ b) Existing competitor – same group as previous event.
⦁ c) New competitor – SM2.
⦁ i) After qualifying, lap times will be reviewed and the Promoter in conjunction with the CoC will:
⦁ ii) Determine the split time for the 2 groups for that event.
⦁ iii) Allocate competitors to their respective groups.
⦁ iv) It is the sole discretion of the Promoter and in conjunction with the CoC as to which competitor is placed in their respective group
⦁ v) The Promoter and in conjunction with the CoC reserves the right to move any competitor from one group to another after any heat in an event.
⦁ d) Scoring and Points Accumulation.
⦁ i) SM1 and SM2 get scored separately.
⦁ ii) SM1X, SM1, SM2, SMM, SMGM.
- MOTARDS SM2 CLASS
The rule of 105% of the fastest lap in SM1 will be applied to SM2. On break-out, you will move up to SM1 and no points are taken with you. No sand-bagging will be allowed.
A competitor in this class will not be able to break out of SM2 until the year in which they are 16 on 01 January.
Break-out will only be applied up to and including round 5, after round 5 the break-out rule doesn’t apply anymore.
This is our feeder class for SM1, so within this class we will have 3 classes; firstly, SM2 which is open to all who are 14 or older, then Masters (you need to turn 40 in 2020) and Grand Masters (you need to turn 50 in 2020).
Technical rules as per SM1.
Grand Masters faster than 105% to SM1 times can stay in SM2.
- SUPERMOTO – ALL
We reserve the right to supply fuel at any race meeting.
Noddy van Greunen will be our TC for 2020. All SM1 and SM1X competitors are required to take their motorcycles to Noddy to be run on his Dyno and engines will be sealed by him. Cost is R500 per motorcycle.
The number of grid positions available for each event of the Superbike Magazine NR Championship shall be determined according to the maximum number of starters (including any leeway granted by the COC or stewards) for each circuit permitted by MSA.
Grid positions shall be determined by means of qualifying times for race 1. Race 2’s grid position will be based on the results of race 1, Race 3’s grid will be determined by the results of race 2.
Prior to an event, the Superbike Magazine NR Organiser reserve the right to exclude any rider from participation in any event where circumstances warrant.
- MOTARDS SM1 CLASS
1 Eligibility of Competitors
29.1.1 Riders shall be eligible to compete in the relevant class as per the required minimum age specified in SSR 1.
- GENERAL COMPETITION REGULATIONS
The series is implemented in line with the following documents/conditions/principles, which are deemed to be recognized and accepted by all applicants and riders upon registration:
⦁ The South African motorsport rules and regulations as prescribed by MSA.
⦁ The present regulations, including any subsequent amendments.
⦁ Any technical and organizational requirements.
⦁ If there is a conflict between the MSA regulations and the Superbike Magazine NR regulations, the Superbike Magazine NR regulations take preference.
⦁ On technical matters, the decision of the Series Technical Consultant is final.
⦁ The event supplementary regulations issued by the race organizer.
⦁ The spirit of the competition is to keep it affordable and competitive at a level for all riders.
- CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
⦁ Refer to SSR 1.
In the spirit of the event no changes are allowed to any motorcycle except minor technical modifications in accordance with these regulations.
All races will generally be held on Saturdays, at various circuits around the country.
Should a race or races be cancelled, the total scores for the series shall be calculated on the basis of races held. Any cancelled races may be re-scheduled subject to at least six weeks advance notice being given to competitors.
33.2 Conducting the competitions
The races will be conducted in accordance with these regulations, as well as the general competition rules and standing supplementary regulations laid down by MSA. In the event of a conflict, these regulations shall take precedence.
Any deviations from the published regulations shall only be in force and effect when published by MSA in an official circular.
Generally, one qualifying session and three races of 8-15 laps are held per event. It is a condition of acceptance that after qualifying and each heat, motorcycles may be held in a parc fermé for a period to be decided by the C.O.C. but not less than 15 minutes.
In the event of a “wet race” or the start of rain during a race, the provisions of SSR 44 (MSA regulations) shall apply.
Notwithstanding the provisions of SSR 38, a jump start will be penalized by a 15 (fifteen) second time penalty added to the total race time of the respective rider for the race in which the infringement occurred.
If a rider has an accident during qualifying or during a race (i.e. the motorcycle is on the ground) the rider concerned shall be permitted to take further part in the qualifying session or race in which the accident occurred, unless prohibited by the marshals from doing so. Subsequently the motorcycle must be re-scrutineered before participation in any further races. If a marshal/official should point out any major defect (e.g. leaking oil) the rider may not continue with either qualifying or the race. Failure to comply will result in offenders being excluded from the entire event.
After the qualifying and each race, all motorcycles that took part in the race must be parked in the parc fermè indicated. Each rider is responsible for this. If this is not complied with, then the rider may be excluded.
33.3 Scoring the races and distribution of points:
All riders taking part in a race will be eligible to receive points, subject to them finishing at least 2/3 of the race distance achieved by the winner.
Points will be scored per race on the following basis:
Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Any riders positioned behind participants who are not eligible to score points will move upward in the rankings accordingly.
Subsequent positions shall be determined by the order in the points standings.
If two riders end the series on the same points total, their positions will be decided according to the provisions of GCR 229 (MSA regulations).
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded per event calculated on total accumulated race time for both races.
33.5. Administrative and technical monitoring
33.5.1 Administrative monitoring (registration)
At the beginning of every event and before practice each rider must present his MSA competition license (no exceptions).
When registering it shall also be necessary for each rider to sign the declaration of undertaking to provide a replacement in the case of loss, theft, destruction etc. of the timing transponder, as well as all other documentation as required for registration.
- TECHNICAL MONITORING (TECHNICAL APPROVAL)
All bikes have to be scrutineered before qualifying. The teams and riders are to abide by the instructions given by the technical inspector/s for the purpose of inspection and monitoring. The rider or the team representative is obliged and personally responsible for ensuring that the motorcycle fully complies with the technical regulations and appearance.
The rider equipment must be in accordance with SSR 7 (i)(ii).
Where any deviations occur, the offending rider/motorcycle may be excluded from the competition and further penalties may be imposed in accordance with MSA regulations. In case of gross and deliberate violation of the regulations, the participant may be excluded from all remaining races. This would also entail the loss of any points accumulated in the series to that point.
The technical consultant reserve the right to perform spot checks on various motorcycles at any time during the event to check that their condition conforms to the regulations.
Proof of performance by means of test rig rides can be implemented for motorcycles used at any time during the season based on the checklist. The teams are exclusively responsible for the disassembly and reassembly of motorcycles as requested by the technical inspector or responsible persons of the organization, as well as any associated expenses.
- VISUAL DESIGN AND ADVERTISING RIGHTS
The Superbike Magazine NR Organisers are authorized to make use of indicated areas on all competing motorcycles for the purpose of the display of series sponsor advertising material. The display of such sponsor material is a condition of entry to the series and is a scrutineering requirement. Non-defined areas are available for use by personal sponsors. These may not be in direct competition with sponsors/partners of the Superbike Magazine NR championship and are to be presented to the marketing advisor for authorization.
Competition numbers on the motorcycles shall comply with the provisions of SSR 4.
Black on white background.
By participating in the Superbike Magazine NR Championship, all teams and riders declare their consent to their utilization by its partners participating in the series for publicity purposes without remuneration. This also applies to any clothing, pictorial or film material.
All copyright and picture rights (all formats) with regard to the riders, vehicles and racing events rest with the Organisers.
For reasons of safety, or due to acts of God or official regulations, the Superbike Magazine NR Organiser reserves the right, in consultation with MSA, to perform changes to the conditions and rules of entry. If it is necessary to cancel an event for extraordinary reasons, damage compensation claims will not be recognized (see GCR 244).
37 RIDER LIABILITY
Participants take part in the events at their own risk.
38 WAIVER OF LIABILITY
1 Upon presentation of their nomination, applicants and their riders declare their waiving of claims for damages of any kind which occur in the context of the event against:
38.2.1 The Organisers;
38.2.2 The federation sanctioning the event (Motorsport South Africa); their officials and assistants;
38.2.3 Authorities, racing services and all other persons associated with the organization of the events;
38.2.4 The road construction companies, should any damage occur as result of the track characteristics;
38.2.5 Assistants in performance and fulfilment of all persons and offices named above except in case of damage caused as a result of intent or gross negligence;
⦁ All other participants (teams and riders), their assistants, the owners or keepers of other vehicles.
38.2.7 The owners/promoters of venues at which the events are held.
The exclusion from liability applies to claims for any legal reason, in particular both for damage compensation claims for contractual as well as non-contractual liability and for claims arising from non-permitted actions. The exclusion from liability does not apply in the case of intent of gross negligence.
Every rider shall be required to hold personal accident insurance cover as required by Motorsport South Africa.
- RIDER BRIEFINGS, WINNERS’ CEREMONIES, PRESS CONFERENCES
Participation in all official rider meetings/briefings is compulsory for all riders. Alternatively, the person responsible for the team is authorized to represent the rider at these official meetings. The penalty for non-attendance will be 5 seconds added to the race time of the next heat participated in. Repeated violation can result in exclusion.
All protests are to be made in writing and in accordance with Part IX of the MSA General Competition Rules & Appendices Hand Book.
Should a competitor lodge a protest against a fellow competitor to the extent that the fellow competitor’s motorcycle would require disassembly and this motorcycle is found to conform to the regulations, then the cost of disassembly and reassembly, including all new spares required for this process will be borne by the protestor.
The extent of these costs will be determined by the technical consultant and/or MSA TC, at their sole discretion. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in exclusion from the following round or the remaining events.
The party concerned can file an appeal in accordance with MSA regulations.
- DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Superbike Magazine NR Organiser/MSA reserves the right to take disciplinary action against any competitor in respect of instances of unsportsmanlike behavior, in particular unsporting riding, behavior damaging the reputation of MSA, the Superbike Magazine NR Organisers, or series sponsors etc. Any transgression as referred to in the Rules and Regulations will be dealt with according to the Disciplinary Code of Conduct.
- VEHICLE REGULATIONS
At the technical inspection, which is held at the beginning of each event, every vehicle must be in a condition that conforms to the technical regulations. The vehicle is monitored by the appointed technical inspector according to commonly accepted procedures.
The decision as to whether or not a vehicle conforms to the regulations rests with the series technical consultant.
Vehicles involved in accidents during an event must be presented to the scrutineer immediately after the session in which the incident occurred.
Obvious violations discovered by the technical consultant in the course of random checks after races will generally result in exclusion from the race results, or in cancellation of the times posted in official qualifying, as appropriate.
In particularly severe cases this will also result in the loss of all points accumulated in the cup scoring up to that point and the forfeiture of any prizes/trophies attained in respect of the affected events.
The Organiser is authorized to examine participating vehicles thoroughly at any time and to require the removal of vehicle and engine components by the team.
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
As published by MSA
- GENERAL REGULATIONS – MOTORCYCLE
If it becomes necessary during a race event to reconstruct a vehicle as a result of extensive accident damage and/or severe engine or gearbox damage or if it has to be replaced by a new vehicle, this may only be undertaken with the approval of the technical consultant. In such a case, a further technical inspection of the vehicle is required. No further exchange of vehicle will be permitted during an event. All permitted or required alterations to the vehicle are described in these regulations.
The fundamental principle is as follows:
Beyond manufacturer tolerances, all alterations are prohibited. Minor changes will be prescribed for purposes of close racing and safety. The organizers reserve the right to make changes at any time.
With the exception of the accessories listed in the following, only the original parts may be used which are listed in the motorcycle’s technical handbook.
With the exception of the permitted changes, the motorcycle must conform to the general specifications for motorcycle circuit racing prescribed by Motorsport South Africa.
Acceptable additional racing kit includes:
⦁ Aftermarket racing fairings;
⦁ Braided hoses for both front and rear braking systems
⦁ Aftermarket rear sets may be fitted;
⦁ Crash protection kits (crash bobbins, mushrooms, etc.);
⦁ Handlebar ends, handle bar grips and clutch levers Brake levers (Ball-end type only);
⦁ Slip on exhaust canisters;
⦁ Brake lever protector must be fitted;
⦁ After market petrol cap can be fitted;
⦁ Adequate mudguards (as determined by promotor);
⦁ Quick shifter may be fitted;
⦁ After market steering damper;
⦁ Fork, swing-arm and foot peg sliders are compulsory.
The engine casing of the respective type of original engine must be used.
The elements of the engine must be in their original condition and within the manufacturer’s tolerance range (see workshop handbook and manufacturer’s guidelines). In particular, any change effected by removing or adding any material, such as the deburing, addition or removal of seals, balancing components, etc. is expressly prohibited unless especially provided for in the present regulations.
The engine ventilation system must remain in its original condition.
All screws for oil outlet screws, oil inlet screws, oil filters, tubes and front brake calipers must be secured with metal wire to prevent accidental opening. The use of engine oil additives is not permitted.
Every motorcycle will be required to be dyno tested. An average torque and power curve will be determined per model. The maximum horsepower allowed is 55Hp (Bike Worx). A maximum tolerance of 2.5% will be allowed at any point on the dyno curves for both power and torque. Any motorcycle failing to comply with these tolerances will be deemed illegal and will have to be proven legal. All costs relating to dyno testing or stripping are for the rider’s account.
2014 And older motorcycles are allowed 56Hp maximum.
If found guilty of exceeding the Hp limit, the rider will be excluded for the day and can be precluded for a total of two (2) race meetings.
Cylinders: Only original parts of the respective model (the addition or treatment of material is prohibited).
Dimensions and weights of the cylinder must correspond to the original parts (see workshop manual and manufacturer’s guidelines). The addition or removal of material is prohibited.
Ignition: Only Standard CDI/ECU units, as supplied for the specific vehicle are to be used. Enhancement microchips and additional piggy-back systems for fuelling, timing, ignition, etc. are allowed.
Crankshaft / connecting rods: Only original parts of the respective model, no modifications permitted. The deburring, addition or removal of material is prohibited. Treatment, polishing or balancing of parts is not permitted.
Dimensions and weights of the components must correspond to the original parts (see workshop manual and manufacturer’s guidelines)
Bearings: The number dimensions and weight must correspond to manufacturer’s specification.
Pistons, piston rings and retainers: Dimensions and weights of the parts must correspond to the original parts (see workshop manual and manufacturer’s guidelines).
Only original parts of the respective model, no modifications permitted. The deburring, balancing and addition or removal of material is prohibited.
Cylinder head: Only original cylinder heads. The deburring, addition or removal of material is prohibited, including any modification of inlet rubbers. Dimensions and weights of the parts must correspond to the original parts (see workshop manual and manufacturer’s guidelines). Only the standard thickness head gasket may be used.
Valves, valve control, control timing: The valves, camshafts and the entire valve control with all parts must be in their original condition may neither be altered, repositioned or polished. Dimensions and weights of the parts must correspond to the original specification (see work shop manual and manufacturer’s guidelines). Repositioning of cam degrees allowed.
Injection: All parts must be in original, unmodified condition of the relevant vehicle type; standard setting values are recommended.
Air filter / Air box / Air channels: All elements of the air intake area, pipes, air box, sealing components and casings must be in the original condition of the model described and remain within manufacturer tolerances. No holes or additional air ducts allowed. Air filter element are open but must be fitted.
Wiring harness, electrical connections: The wiring harness of the relevant motorcycle type must be retained in unmodified form. No additional switches, components or cables must be looped in or added. Shortening in the form of cutting is prohibited.
Fuel: All motorcycles must use pump fuel available to the general public via normal filling stations.The use of products or (additives or oils) to increase the octane level or combustion properties is prohibited.
Separate samples of the fuel used by any competitor may be requested before and/or after a race. These samples must be taken in accordance with the provisions of GCR 240’s “Guidelines in respect of fuel sampling”.
Notwithstanding the above, the Technical Consultant (in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course) may request the use of a controlled fuel no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of a race. Failure to use the controlled fuel when requested shall result in the competitor concerned being prevented from starting the race in question and/or being excluded from the race meeting.
Lubrication: Engine lubrication and the appropriate oil and oil cooling system, are to be maintained in keeping with the original condition of the respective type, and must not be altered. The addition of additives to the engine oil is not permitted.
Water coolant radiator: The original radiator must be used in unmodified form. A permanent metal protection grid may be mounted at the air inlet side of the radiator to prevent damage from debris. No anti-freeze additives may be mixed with the water used in the radiator. MoCool Radiator additive from Motul (art no: 102222) may be added. Radiator pressure cap is open.
Gearbox: The undercutting of gears is permitted
Clutch: Slipper clutches are permitted.
Exhaust system: The original exhaust end canister may be replaced with any homologated slip-on unit.
The end of the exhaust pipe must not project any part of the machine or its bodywork. The exhaust must be discharged so as not to raise dust or inconvenience other competitors.
- RUNNING GEAR / MOTORCYCLE IN GENERAL
Footrests: Only steel, rounded edge, folding footrests are allowed.
Sliders: Only non-titanium sliders allowed.
Appearance of start numbers: As per GCR’s and MSA specification
The numbers on the side must be in bold.
Fuel tank: Only as original part of the respective model with all components and inner parts. Any modification to the fuel tank opening is prohibited. The use of retention foam (explode safe) for the entire volume of the tank is recommended. The fuel tank ventilation outlet, along with radiator overflow pipes, must end in one or more firmly attached collection containers with a capacity of at least 200cm3.
Fairing /bodywork: All body parts remaining on the vehicle must be in line with the standard condition as regards material and form.
Handlebars: Handlebars and hand levers are free of restriction. All operating parts and handlebar controls such as kill switch etc. must be retained in their original condition and fully functional.
Driving safety must be ensured. ACC Billet triple clamps can be used. No Holeshot devises may be fitted.
Front forks: Replacement of main compression springs and oil is permitted. No modification to the pump or valve is permitted; ADDITIONAL SHIMS AND SPACERS MAY BE FITTED OR REMOVED. Bump stops may be taken out, etc. All adjusters must function as original. The requirement is that the front forks are to be the original fork stanchion and outer shell. No aftermarket forks are to be used for replacement. The adding or removal of material (modification) to any part is not permitted. Forks must operate in exactly the same manner they were designed to operate in as standard. Motorcycles with air forks can do the oil fork conversion. Only K Tech allowed. SM1X No modifications allowed.
Steering damper: All models already have a steering damper as standard. These units may be modified by altering the valving and oil.
Rear shock absorber: Only the original rear shock which the motorcycle was issued with (with no internal modifications of any kind) or an approved rebuilt rear shock absorber may be used. A safety devise (pin or lock nut) must be installed on the brake pad fixture. Carbon fibre or carbon composite brake discs and/or carriers are not permitted. All adjusters must function as original. External springs are open.
Wheel rims: Wheel sizes allowed – front 16.5/17 inch, rear 17 inch, maximum width 5.5.
Brakes: The type of brake fluid used can be freely selected. Braided brake hoses are optional front and rear. All motorcycles must have front and rear brakes operating independently. Aluminium or titanium rear brake discs are prohibited. No twin discs allowed. Only O&M parts allowed per model. Brake pads are open.
Tyres: All competitors competing in the SM1 and SM1X class have to make use of two tyre compounds. This controlled tyre is the Michelin compound, “B” for front tyre and “C” for the rear tyre. All tyres can be marked in parc fermé at the end of qualifying. Where there is no qualifying, these tyres will be marked when entering the pre-race grid for the first heat.
Wet Weather tyres: Any Michelin tyres are allowed. Controlled tyre grooving will be allowed.
Tyre Warmers: Free of restriction.
Central frame: The central frame must remain in its original condition. In case of damage to the attachment points between the central frame and the rear frame, the professional repair of these points is permitted. However, any such repairs must be inspected and approved by the series TC and/or MSA TC.
The rear sub frame is to be used as an original part. Riding safety must always be ensured.
⦁ EXTRA EQUIPMENT
Data transmissions from the rider or motorcycle to the team / pit box, radio communication as well as running gear and engine data recording or storage and retrieval during or after practice/racing are not permissible. The use of video cameras for entertainment value only, is permitted subject to the camera being sealed at scrutineering and access to data only being allowed after the race weekend unless requested by officials. Any recorded footage allowed to be used for protest purposes will be at the sole discretion of the COC or MSA.
Any modifications which are not mentioned in the current rules and regulations are deemed illegal, and therefore eligible for disciplinary measures as stipulated in the Club’s Code of Conduct.
The series organizers or the appointed technical consultant, reserve the right to preclude from participation any motorcycle and/or rider that does not comply with the regulations, or which presents a danger to fellow riders for any reason whatsoever.